Brimms Ness - The Point Spot Guide

About Brimms Ness - The Point

If there is no surf at Brims Ness, there's no surf anywhere on the north coast. It's not by chance that the seafaring Vikings named this low lying headland Surf Point. The reef here sucks up any passing swell from the deep Atlantic waters, before spitting it back out onto the shallow, slate shelf to form the super fast, barreling right known as The Bowl. With a small takeoff zone, it only takes a few people to make a crowd. Looking seaward, to the right sits The Cove, a less critical but still shallow right-hander, which allows time for a couple of maneuvers before easing into a channel. Further right still, The Point delivers long walling lefts that hold larger swells and can be excellent, if heavy. Access is through private land with parking in a farmyard. Please park respectfully.

Source: Brimms Ness - The Point Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Shallow and hollow so best left to experienced, fleet footed surfers.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Tiny take off spot so bring good vibes.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Small crowds.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Mostly checked when small, but in bigger swells can be excellent - if intimidating. Exposed to winds.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Easy on the reefs, Point can be hard work.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information


Hitting the bottom, heavy when big, rips and angry nesting turns.


Park in farm yard respectfully. Access relies on goodwill of farmer and has been revoked before due to incidents with surfers causing damage.

Bring Your



Shallow slab-stone Rock.

Best Season

June - November.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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